Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

A new window is coming

Last night the St. John's Altar Guild met for their annual meeting and they voted to purchase a new window for the chapel. One window, installed in 1859 and intended to be 'temporary' was damaged by age and had to be removed. It was a "grisaille" window - which is a painted grey decorative glass that was intended to be a 'space-filler' until memorials could be donated as the parish grew in time.

The altar guild chose as a theme the old testament heroine Ruth. We will have to work with a studio to have a window designed, and hopefully we will have the new window installed by Fall. It will be a complimentary design to the windows on that wall in the chapel, and a match in design (but a different figure) as this Annunciation window in the matching space to the other side of the altar in the chapel.